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If you would have asked me in high school what my career plans were, I would have given you that dazed and confused look. I really had no clue, but I did know one thing: I wanted to go to the Olympics as a discus thrower. Sports were (and still are) a huge part of my life, and even though I never made it to the Olympics, it was my son playing sports that led me to photography. I worked a full time job and was settled into my life as a wife and mother, but there was a creative side just waiting to come out. Who knew taking pictures of my son would be the start of a romance with photography?! It didn't take long for me to ditch the day job and run full speed into my passion. I still wake up and can't believe this is my life, when only a year ago I was commuting four hours a day, missing out on my son's milestones, and completely lost. I am so blessed that God has given me this gift!
As a single mom once upon a time, my love story isn't your typical one. A little burned by love, I knew the only way I would ever love again was if God placed someone absolutely special in my life. Someone who would love me the way God loved me and would love my son like his own. Fortunately, God sent me Craig. We met online and after some cat and mouse via phone, we finally met in person. He flew in from out of state to meet me and I remember my blood pressure going through the roof! He was gorgeous inside and out, and a little rough around the edges! I remember calling my mom in the bathroom of our first date and telling her this gorgeous soul could be the one. Almost a year to the day of our meeting, we were married and Craig gained a wife and a son.
Craig - Financial analyst, light stand holder, and spiritual head of our home
Ty - Photographer, business owner, and dreamer who can sometimes float away if not brought back down to earth
Todd - Student, athlete, sometimes human light stand, wedding assistant, and sometimes third shooter
Samson - Chocolate Labrador who loves to counter surf, runs until he literally can't, and is an amazing lap warmer
Rico - Love bug, snuggle machine, and an accurate representation of the name "Rico"
Cereal, hands down! As a kid I would eat cereal for dinner whenever allowed.
Snuggling under a blanket with my main squeeze next to a warm winter fire.
Coffee, but it must be in a cool coffee mug or it just doesn't taste as good!
Traveling is a must. A weekend getaway or a plane ride to a new country are my favorites. I love traveling.
Doggie snuggles are a must on the daily.
Growing up I used to get frustrated with God. I thought it was absolutely ridiculous that I cried at every commercial and watched Princess Bride over 100x and would still cry when the bride figured out that her prince was still alive. I wondered why God would give me this tender sensitive heart. Being a discus thrower I thought it was a sign of weakness. But, now I fully understand the purpose behind it. I have this sensitive, romantic heart because it allows me to capture my clients from that perspective. A servant heart is where my business comes from. On your wedding day, I work for you, capturing your vision with my romantic spin. On my way to every session, wedding, and event, I spend time in prayer; prayer that God will have his hand in your new marriage, and that God will have his hands on my eyes to see you the way he sees you.
patient, understanding, flexible, and on point